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Leona Katharina Sophia (Kaiser) Gerdes

Leona Gerdes

Born - July 12, 1910

Phillips County, Kansas

Baptized - 1910 -Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas



Frank & Leona Gerdes


Married - March 5, 1935

Zion Lutheran Church,

 Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - June 27, 1994




Leona Gerdes Dies

At Johnson Home

Leona Gerdes, 83, died June 27, 1994 at her rural Johnson home.

Leona Sophie Kaiser was born July 12, 1910 on a farm near Phillipsburg, Kansas. She was baptized and confirmed in Kansas congregations and received her education in Phillipsburg.

In 1929, Leona moved to Johnson. She was married to Francis (Frank) Gerdes at Zion Lutheran Church on March 5, 1935. The couple lived and farmed on the north side of Johnson. Her husband died on May 4, 1972.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and its women’s group, and of the Johnson Senior Citizens.

Surviving are a daughter, Lois Borutzki of Huntington Beach, California; three brothers and one sister from Kansas, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 1 at Zion Lutheran Church, north of Johnson, conducted by Rev. John Keller. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Nemaha County Herald

July 5, 1994



Husband - Francis Victor Gerdes

Frank Gerdes

Born - September 22, 1909

 Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Baptized - August 28, 1910

Saint John's Lutheran Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Confirmed - April 5, 1925

Martin Lutheran Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - May 4, 1972

His Farm, Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried -May 8, 1972

Zion Lutheran Cemetery

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Father - John H. Gerdes

Born - 1880 - Nebraska

Married - 1901

Mother - Mathilda M. (Bruggerman) Gerdes

Born - 1882 - Nebraska



Daughter - Lois Ann (Gerdes) Borutzki

Born - February 18, 1938



Brother - Arnold Heinrich Kaiser

Born -November 3, 1905


Sister- Rosa Margaretha Christine (Kaiser) Hopson

Born -June 17, 1908


Brother - Richard August Johann Kaiser

Born -November 3, 1912


Brother- August Grorge Kaiser

Born - February 25, 1915


Sister - Irene Margarethe Alwinie (Kaiser) Zillinger

Born -October 12, 1917



Father - Christian Adam Kaiser

Mother - Emma (Woerlen) Kaiser




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